Why I Left Facebook

This post might seem kind of odd after last night’s celebratory post. I dedicate so much of my time and energy to talking about why the Internet is so special and wonderful. But sometimes the Internet can also be brutal and unforgiving. That’s not to say that Facebook is “the Internet” but obviously social media, […]

Celebrating 2020

I wasn’t actually planning on doing a celebration post. Like many of you, I’ve been trying so hard to forget 2020. But, here we are. After yet another one of my famous fork-in-the-road existential crisis calls with my law school advisor tonight, I was reminded that though 2020 has felt like an absolute dumpster fire, […]

Speed-Networking in the Virtual World

Tomorrow, SCU Law’s OCM department is hosting a speed-networking event geared towards recreating some of the offline mixers we were once blessed to have in-person. With that, I’ve received several questions from 1Ls about how they can make the most of that experience. I did a write-up about virtual networking earlier this year. These are […]

Networking in the “New Normal”

Usually around early March, I start receiving a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized about this year’s 1Ls: I don’t envy any of them. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up the difficulty from hard to expert mode.  Of these […]

Career Update: I’m a Noogler (Part 1)

all opinions shared are my own and do not represent Google I’ll begin by saying that this has been an exhausting emotional roller-coaster since the beginning of my 2L year. For the quick tl;dr: I am officially a full-time Policy Specialist and Product Lead for Google Trust and Safety. This is part one of a […]

Some Words Of Encouragement

  Deep within my childhood neighborhood, there’s a famous hill we used to refer to as “Suicide hill.” In today’s more mental-health-conscious world, the title is admittedly insensitive, but kids will be kids. Suicide hill earned its name from the many broken limbs it claimed as the most famous, yet dangerous, sledding spot in the […]

Summer Recap: #Tweagle #Tern

  I hope this post is helpful in a few ways: 1. in providing insight into what an in-house legal internship at a large tech company looks like; 2. in shedding some light on some alternative career paths that aren’t often higlighted in law school; and 3. in giving an update as to what I’m […]

Dear 1L Jess

With Santa Clara Law about to kick off their orientation this week, I thought now would be a good time to finally write this post: A letter to my 1L self. Dear 1L Jess, So you decided to go to law school. Why? I don’t mean that as in “why would you do this to […]

My Patent Bar Rejection Story

The USPTO asked for comments regarding the under-representation of women and minority groups in the patent system as part of a study they must conduct per the SUCCESS Act. Santa Clara Law Professor, Eric Goldman, and I responded along with 22 other signatories.  — Last weekend, I accomplished another exciting career milestone: co-authoring and publishing […]